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Cassidy Beckett has a secret she's kept for six years: the identity of her son's father. She can't hide the truth much longer. The Easy Money Arena's new bull manager, Shane Westcott, also happens to be the boy's handsome uncle. But Cassidy will do anything to protect her young son, even if it means steeling her heart against Shane's nearly irresistible charm.
It doesn't take Shane long to figure out two things—Cassidy's son is his nephew, and his feelings for the boy's beautiful mother go way beyond friendship. As a single dad, Shane knows how important a father is to a child. He also knows the men in Cassidy's life have let her down before. Can Shane convince Cassidy to face the truth without losing her trust…or his heart?
A heartwarming story about love, trust, and what a mess a family relations can sometimes be.
The story gives great examples about the difficulties families and couples have these days, things that are good and things that can go wrong, when mom and dad's are trying to establish the boundaries around their kids, after the relationships are over. It was a mess for a while, lots of understanding, patience, honesty, and compromises, work to be done to make it all work out.
The relationship between Cassidy and Shane is fragile and sweet. They have past history, and the attraction is strong and charming, but they have many obstacles on the way for their future.
Shane is easy to like, he is honest, solid, fair, and supportive. He has a big heart, he is considered and caring, an amazing dad and uncle. Cassidy is not an easy person, she is headstrong, has a great temper, and so scared to lose her son. But her heart is in a right place, and she is willing to do the work that needs to be done, both in parenthood and in a relationship.
I really enjoyed the story, it made me think and see the many difficulties in today's parenthood, it was realistic and real, the romance captivating and alluring.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me